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Learning College Resources

The Learning College Resources page is a tool to aid you in researching a variety of issues that pertain to the Learning College. Specific topics may include the learning college movement, underprepared students, developmental education and underprepared learners. Some of the resources were purchased with funding from the United States Department of Education, Title V grant. Monies from this grant allow the college to continue to provide educational opportunities to all students and to move us further along our path toward becoming a Learning College.

As you conduct your research, you may want to consider the goals that EMCC wants to accomplish with the assistance of the Title V grant. These goals include: building student preparedness and development, increasing student engagement, transforming campus climate and culture, and growing and aligning endowment support.

The best way to find information on these topics is to search the EMCC library catalog and databases. Some examples of subject headings to use in your search would be:

  • learning college
  • developmental studies
  • academic achievement

The following are a sampling of titles and recommended resources.

Books

A Learning College for the 21st Century
Challenging and supporting the first-year student: a handbook for improving the first year of college
Yes We Can! A Community College Guide for Developing America's Underprepared
Launching a Learning Centered College
Developing learner-centered teaching : a practical guide for faculty
College success strategies
Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education
Classroom strategies for helping at-risk students
Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment: A Guide to Facilitating Learning in Higher Education
Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
Are Community Colleges Underprepared for Underprepared Students
101 ways to make studying easier and faster for college students
Ten steps to improving college reading skills
Reading Comprehension Success in 20 Minutes a Day
How to Study
Get Organized
Student Success Secrets
Study Smarts
The Secrets of Getting Better Grades
Painless Grammar
Test Taking Strategies
Note-Taking Made Easy
Improve Your Reading
Ace Any Test
Research & Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day
Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers
Improve Your Writing
No Fear Math
Improve Your Memory
Express Review Guides: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra
Basic Math and Pre-algebra
How to Write a Research Paper
The Modern Researcher
Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers
Vocabulary Builder
College Algebra Demystified
Algebra Demystified
Statistics Demystified
Secrets to Writing Great Papers
Schaum's Easy Outline: Statistics

DVDs

Time Management: Prioritize and Organize
Developing Good Study Skills
This Way to an A: Effective Study Skills
Six Steps to Study Success
Improving Your Reading Skills

Other useful research tools

EBSCOhost
ERIC
Chronicle of Higher Education
Professional Development Collection
Academic OneFile + General OneFile                                                                                                                                   

Highlighted Articles

Critical thinking as the key to the Learning College: A professional development model. Elder, L.
Do institutional attributes predict individuals' degree success at two-year colleges? Goble, L., Rosenbaum, J., & Stephan, J.
Emerging institutional support for developmental education. Kozeracki, C., & Brooks, J.